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Song names are sorted by first letter, excluding A and The. This is sorted by song title only, not by song title and performer. So if two different performers preformed the same song, you'll see misheard lyrics for both on the same page (provided the song title was spelt the same both times, and misheard lyrics have been submitted for both!).


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Gabrielle's, "Dreams"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Chains, spin doctor, looking if you can't anymore
You know you got to have 'em, you know you got to be strong
The Real Lyrics:
Dreams can come true, look at me babe I'm with you
You know you got to have hope, you know you've got to be strong.
The Story: Remembered this song from my childhood and wanted to learn the lyrics so I could busk with it. It took me a long time to find this song because I was looking under 'chains.' Luckily I found the correct lyrics and didn't go out singing the misheard ones. - Submitted by: Rose
Gabrielle's, "Dreams"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Don't pick up the airphone
Don't pick up the airphone.
The Real Lyrics:
You know you gotta have hope
You know you've got to be strong.
The Story: I work at a supermarket, and they play this song every two days (the music is on a loop). The speakers in the store are at a low volume, so I can never hear the correct words. The airphone is the name of the intercom system in the store. - Submitted by: DarkDan
Gabrielle's, "Dreams"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Dreams can come true, look at me ba-ba-du-du-du.
You know you got to have 'em, you know you've got to be strong.
The Real Lyrics:
Dreams can come true, look at me babe I'm with you
You know you got to have hope, you know you've got to be strong.
The Story: Could never hear what was sung. Likely because she didn't clearly separate the "babe" and "I'm". Anyway, so whatever this gibberish of ba-ba-du-du-du is, maybe it's code for something else, you know you got to have some of it, and be strong too. - Submitted by: Kenny
Gabrielle's, "Dreams"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I knew I had to have you.
My holes have never been tight.
The Real Lyrics:
I knew I had to have you
My hopes didn't let me down.
The Story: Once I heard it once I couldn't unhear it - Submitted by: Yolo
Gabrielle's, "Dreams"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Oh me so tight
Put your arms around me
You make me feel so sick.
The Real Lyrics:
Hold me so tight
Put your arms around me
You make me feel so sick.
The Story: Gabrielle has a voice that while sounds interesting (depending on whether you're in the mood to tolerate her slightly nasally shrill), makes it sometimes hard to hear what she's saying, hence these lines of misheard lyrics. With a haphazard blast of strange broken English and a sentiment of repulsion contrary to the general theme of the song, I wondered what the songwriter had been on while writing this. - Submitted by: Monokini
Gabrielle's, "Out Of Reach"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Battery
The Real Lyrics:
Out of reach
The Story: It wasn't just me. After finding out the real words to the song, having sung 'Battery' for 2 years, it turned out my Dad had been singing the same as I did. - Submitted by: Emma Jayne Pursey
Gabrielle's, "Out Of Reach"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Gonorrhea, so far
The Real Lyrics:
Out of reach, so far
The Story: My aunt was singing the misheard lyrics in a supermarket, as a woman and her 3-year-old were walking past. The woman looked mortified. - Submitted by: Alisha
Gabrielle's, "Out Of Reach"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Valerie
The Real Lyrics:
Out of reach
The Story: My aunt and I were driving in her car when this song came on. We both said in unison, 'Ohh..love this song' and started singing away. When it came to the chorus, I sang the correct word and she sang the misheard lyric. It was so funny because she was so into it. Even now, the habit is so instilled in her that she knows the correct lyric but still sings 'Valerie'. - Submitted by: Tami
Gabrielle's, "Out Of Reach"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Valery, couldn't see you were never meant for me.
The Real Lyrics:
Out of reach, couldn't see we were never meant to be.
The Story: My mother was singing this off the top of her head in the car when she was giving me and my mates a lift into town. How embarrasing!! - Submitted by: charlie
Gabrielle's, "Out of Reach"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Cateri, I never had your heart
The Real Lyrics:
Out of reach
So far
I never had your heart.
The Story: spent ages looking for the song Catari - Submitted by: Gemini
Gabrielle's, "Out of Reach"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Diarrryyyyy (Diary)
The Real Lyrics:
Out of reach
The Story: It is the theme song from "Bridget Jones Diary", so I just assumed that was the song name. - Submitted by: Blair Westwood
Gabrielle's, "Out of Reach"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Valerie, don't fart, I never ate your arm
The Real Lyrics:
Out of Reach, so far, I never had your heart
The Story: Basically, this is what I heared everytime this song came on and I prefer my lyrics to the actual ones, they're more interesting. - Submitted by: Heifetz
Gabrielle's, "Out of Reach"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Valerie, so far
I never had your heart.
The Real Lyrics:
Out of reach, so far
I never had your heart.
The Story: Someone in the office asked out loud what the song was called when we heard it on the radio. I said 'Valerie', and then other people in the office brought it to my attention what the really lyrics were. - Submitted by: Bel

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